artificial intelligence

  • Our robotic overlords have written us a Christmas Carol!

    Our robotic overlords have written us a Christmas Carol!

    As we roll toward the end of humanity and the moment of robot takeover, it’s important to start learning the songs and customs of our inhumane artificial overlords. Researchers at the University of Toronto, for example, showed an AI a picture of a Christmas tree and asked it to write a song about it. The result? A song that we will soon all be singing as we huddle in the dark while our… Read More

  • Starbucks adds a virtual barrista, sous vide eggs and a Tencent partnership to its menu

    Starbucks adds a virtual barrista, sous vide eggs and a Tencent partnership to its menu

    At the Starbucks Biennial Investor Conference today, the coffee and retail giant revealed some plans for 2017, including new foods comings to its cafes, and features heading to its incredibly popular mobile app. Notably absent among its announcements were any media and entertainment-related plans. In terms of its tech, Starbucks announced artificial intelligence-enabled features will soon… Read More

  • Bio
    BenevolentBio’s artificial intelligence could discover a better treatment for ALS

    BenevolentBio’s artificial intelligence could discover a better treatment for ALS

    What if the drug that could effectively treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the paralyzing neurological disease that skyrocketed into the public consciousness thanks to the ice bucket challenge, already exists? That’s the question confronting Jackie Hunter, CEO of BenevolentBio. Hunter runs the biomedical arm of the artificial intelligence firm BenevolentAI, applying machine learning… Read More

  • Why education should become more like artificial intelligence Crunch Network

    Why education should become more like artificial intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is all around us. It’s in our cars, our homes and our pockets. With all this information, this intelligence, at our fingertips and lips, shouldn’t our educational system catch up? Teaching not rote facts and figures, but instead teaching students the paths to find this knowledge on their own. Teaching students — as we do with computers through AI… Read More

  • OpenAI’s Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves

    OpenAI’s Universe is the fun parent every artificial intelligence deserves

    Every parent’s worst nightmare is a student spending more time playing video games and surfing the web than studying for school. But the team over at OpenAI believes that a “fun parent” approach could actually bring us all one step closer to the elusive generalized intelligence. Its new tool, Universe, was created to train and measure AI frameworks with video games… Read More

  • Meet Aiden, your new AI coworker

    Meet Aiden, your new AI coworker

    Let’s say you want to know where one of your digital marketing campaigns is getting the most traction: Twitter or Facebook. You might need to check several dashboards across your social accounts and Google analytics to compile the data — and even if you conclude that one platform is outperforming the other, that might change next week as users shift their attention to… Read More

  • Iris is an AI to help science R&D

    Iris is an AI to help science R&D

    Most startups have a pitch. The team behind Iris AI has two: right now they’ve created an AI-powered science assistant that functions like a search tool, helping researchers track down relevant journal papers without having to know the right keywords for their search. But in future their big vision is their artificially intelligent baby grows up to become a scientist in her own right… Read More

  • Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process

    Logojoy turns design into an AI-powered, iterative process

    If you’ve ever had to have a logo designed, you probably know that a lot of love, care, taste, years of training, tons of experience and buckets of knowledge goes into the process. Logojoy pulls the plug on all of that and goes barreling down a different alleyway, unlocking the power of AI and machine learning to help you throw together logo concepts. The result is astonishingly good. Read More

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